The Election Year Blues

George Soros once said “Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.” and there are few things in life more uncertain than an election.  George went to the London School of Economics, a nice pedigree and it’s widely known the wealthiest non-graduate of LSE is Mick Jagger who didn’t proceed but found work he likes.

2024 will, in my opinion, be a formative year for global politics – as well as the US.  It’s a darned long list ‘round the world voting with the United States, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, and Mexico on the list.  Add the others and it’s nearly half the 8 billion of us floating in space on this blue marble casting national ballots this year.  There is no doubt there will be change – some wrenching left or right and some incremental bits of economic, social and political shifts.  What is known is that our economies are highly confused.

Just pick one and you will be forced into either the “Age of Anxiety” or Alfred E. Neuman – who turned 70 this year!

What do I think?  Well, to be honest, I’m as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs but I wear it reasonably well:  I go to work every day and do my job mindful of these issues with my focus on where I can make a difference and our life at home.  So, that is my counsel for you.  Get out and vote and express your opinion about your local, state and national governments; tend to your wallet with due caution; and, remember the sage words of Frank: